One-Four Challenge: June Week Four

It’s the fourth week of June and so time for the final edit of this month’s image for Robyn’s One-Four Challenge. The picture was taken last year in Hartsholme Country Park in Lincoln, UK.

Week Four Edit
Week Four Edit

For this final edit I wanted to create a dreamy effect.

I began by opening the original image in Photoshop Elements 13 where I cropped it and added a difference clouds filter. I then reduced the contrast, increased the saturation and added a medium spectrum gradient map with 30% opacity. Next I opened it in Picmonkey where I made it glow with an Orton effect and added both frost and dark edges. I tried adding bokeh and radiance but decided against them in the end.

Hopefully it now looks like something seen in a dream…

Because it’s the final week I’m also adding a poll. Please let me know which one you liked best.

Here are all the edits together for comparison:



28 Comments on “One-Four Challenge: June Week Four

  1. Hee, I saw the photo and thought “ooh, dreamy” and then I read underneath that you “wanted to create a dreamy effect” :-). So I’d say you succeeded!

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    • Thank you, Ali. 🙂 I accidentally landed on a dreamy effect when creating last week’s creepy dusk edit and knew I wanted to work that angle for week 4. I’m glad you think it works,


  2. I was sold on week two until I saw this. Bet the effect would work great on my attempt at a dreamy, hot, summer’s day. Maybe when I get into using Photoshop I’ll re-do mine for this week! Thanks for a great image.

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    • Thank you, Emilio. 🙂 I’m glad you like it. The frosty / misty edges and a few other effects were actually added using PicMonkey which is entirely online. I could probably do something similar on Photoshop but I don’t know how yet!


    • Thank you for the feedback, Kirsten. 🙂 I enjoyed creating the dreamy version. It seems to be the general favourite!

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    • I’m really glad you like it! I landed on a slightly dreamy image by accident when playing around with different settings last week and knew I had to work from there with this week’s edit. 🙂

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  3. Hi..thanks for stopping by my blog. Somehow I missed your blog posts for the entire month! Lovely photo…I think I have to vote for week 1..I love the rich autumn colours

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    • With the number doing the challenge, it’s very easy to miss people. 🙂 I’m glad you like the image. Thank’s for visiting.


  4. I voted for week 2 because I like the antique-y look of it, but the dreamy look of this week is nice too. I also like the original, so it was kinda hard to pick 😀


  5. All of your edits are great. My two favourite are the the old photograph and the dreamy one. I can’t choose between them.


  6. All of your edits are great. My two favourite are the old photograph and the dreamy one. I can’t choose between them.

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  7. Hi Louise – I made it again 🙂
    I really love what you did with week 4 – I find it mysterious and intriguing. Makes me want to keep looking.
    I did vote for week 2 as my fave – it appeals perfectly to me and seems like it IS part of a story.
    You’ve had a great month! 😀

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    • Thank you, Robyn. I really enjoyed playing with this image! I now need to decide which picture to use for July… 🙂

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      • That’s often the tricky bit.. choosing the next one 😉 Glad you enjoyed June – I know I did 😀

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